Latest episode of The Aviators honors Veterans Day

The aviation reality series, The Aviators, honors Veterans Day this month by exploring advancements in aviation during World War II, while providing an look back at Pearl Harbor in a historical context.

Episode 5.05, which is available now on iTunes, Amazon, PBS and other content providers, turns back the clock to the greatest military conflict of our time, while exploring the aircraft and aviation innovations that came as a result.

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AOPA wraps up regional fly-ins at KSSI

Photo by Joni M. Fisher

Gray skies didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association regional fly-in Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Simons Island, Georgia, at the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (KSSI).

AOPA President Mark Baker reported that the regional fly-ins were such a success that 45 airports are now bidding to host next year’s fly-ins. AOPA officials estimate that between 16,000 and 17,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts attended the regional fly-ins, which were held throughout the country.

A few photos from the show follow, look for more in the Nov. 20 print edition of General Aviation News.

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PAA celebrates opening of new location

Professional Aviation Associates Celebrates Opening of New Facility
(Pictured Left to Right: Greenwich AeroGroup Vice President of Sales & Marketing Daniel Lafrance, PAA Director of Operations Lamar Odom, Greenwich AeroGroup SVP of CR&O and Parts Distribution Dave Miller, PAA Controller Chip Gramke, PAA President Brian Dannewitz, PAA Director of Quality Alison Dominguez)

ATLANTA – Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently cut the grand reopening ribbon on its new 46,000-square-foot distribution facility.

The new facility close to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has 16,000 square feet more than its previous facility, enabling it to provide additional services and doubles the size of its hose fabrication shop.

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‘Serious’ victory for repair stations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thanks to a coalition of aviation trade associations and the responsiveness of the FAA, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) will retain seven important letters. The word “serious” has been reinserted into the paragraph of 14 CFR part 145 requiring repair stations to report failures, malfunctions or defects in articles received for work to the agency within 96 hours.

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Amended deliveries report includes rotorcraft


The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has provided updated rotorcraft shipment data through the third quarter of 2014 to augment the general aviation airplane shipment data published last week.

The rotorcraft industry delivered 648 helicopters in the first nine months of 2014, a decline of approximately one-third in deliveries compared to the same period last year.

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